Charles Lane Poole (1885-1970), Western Australia's first Conservator of Forests, is the flawed hero of this biography. Fired by the ideals of forest conservation and its science, he followed their dictates in Western Australia and across the world. Poole was the first man to attempt the task of managing and preserving the state's magnificent jarrah and karri forests at a time when they were being felled for railway sleepers.
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University of Western Australia Press
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